University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Mathematics and Statistics Requirements for the Bachelor of Science

The following outlines the curriculum for the B.S. in Mathematics, and the B.S. in Mathematics with a major in statistics. Candidates for these degrees must meet the Core Curriculum and requirements A, B, C, D and E. The requirements for the two degrees are listed separately where they differ.

Core Curriculum

Mathematics: MATH 021, MATH 022, MATH 052, MATH 121, MATH 124, MATH 241, MATH 251, and CS 021.

Statistics: MATH 021, MATH 022, MATH 121, MATH 124; CS 021; and one of STAT 141, STAT 143 or STAT 211, STAT 151 or STAT 251, STAT 201, STAT 221 or STAT 227, STAT 241 or STAT 261, and STAT 281 or STAT 293.

A student with a Math 021 waiver can use it to fulfill the requirement of MATH 021 in the Core Curriculum. However, at least three extra credits of mathematics numbered above 023 have to be added to the Major Courses requirement.

A. Major Courses

Mathematics: A minimum of twenty-one additional credits in mathematics, statistics, or computer science courses numbered 100 or above. At least twelve credits must be in courses numbered 200 or above and no more than twelve credits may be chosen from computer science.

Statistics: An additional six credits of statistics, so that the total credits earned in statistics is at least twenty-four credits. A minimum of two additional credits in mathematics, statistics, or computer science courses numbered 100 or above, so that a total of at least forty-five credits in the core and major courses is earned. A total of eighteen credits in the combined basic curriculum and major courses must be taken at the 200-level and no more than twelve credits can be taken in computer science.

B. Allied Field Courses

Twenty-four credits selected from the following Allied Fields:

  1. Physical Sciences
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Medical Sciences
  4. Engineering
  5. Computer Science (026 or higher)
  6. Agricultural Sciences
  7. Business Administration
  8. Psychology
  9. Economics
  10. Environmental Sciences/Studies
  11. Natural Resources

Students, in consultation with their advisor, must plan a sequence of Allied Field courses consistent with their professional and personal goals. Students interested in pursuing intensive studies in an area not specifically listed are encouraged to plan a program with their advisor and submit it to the appropriate departmental committee for review and approval. The requirements are as follows:

Twenty-four credits selected from the above list of Allied Fields, including at least one laboratory experience in science or engineering. Of these twenty-four credits, at least six must be in courses numbered 100 or above, and at least six must be taken in fields (1) to (5). Courses used to satisfy requirement A above may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

C. Humanities and Social Science Courses

(Courses used to satisfy requirement B above may not be used to satisfy this requirement.)

ENGS 001 and twenty-one credits selected from categories I, II, and III listed below. These twenty-one credits must be distributed over at least two categories, and at least six credits must be taken in each of the two categories chosen. Statistics majors must take SPCH 011.

  1. Language and Literature
    • Chinese
    • Classics
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Linguistics
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • World Literature
  2. Fine Arts, Philosophy, and Religion
    • Art
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Dance
    • Film & Television Studies
    • Religion
    • Speech
    • Theatre
  3. Social Sciences
    • ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Communication Sciences & Disorders
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Global and Regional Studies
    • History
    • Holocaust Studies
    • Human Development and Family Studies
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Vermont Studies
    • Women's and Gender Studies

D. Total Credits

A minimum of 120 credits is required. Students must include two courses that satisfy the University Approved Diversity requirements.

E. Grades

No more than three grades of D, D+, or D- at the 200/300 level mathematics and statistics courses used to satisfy the "Core Curriculum" and "Major Courses" requirements will be acceptable.


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